Marc Desilets, the senior classified sales representative at Tucson Weekly, collected his AAN CAN prize and traveled to New York City over the Thanksgiving holiday. Desilets won the three-night trip for two by selling $43,095 in national ads during the summer 2005 AAN CAN contest.
“To win the New York trip, I hit up more people for a national ad than I would have on a regular basis,” Desilets said. “It became the first thing on my mind.”
Desilets and his wife, Noel, received airfare, hotel accommodations at the Soho Grand and a $3,000 prepaid Mastercard. He claims that they “didn’t do too much. It was a slow week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.” However, he does admit to visiting Times Square and to “closing down” a bar in Greenwich Village. “We loved New York,” Desilets said.
AAN is currently running an AAN CAN contest in which the prize is a trip to Peru. For more information, click here.